Melvin Guillard gunning for title contention under Greg Jackson

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"I was ecstatic to have my first win under Coach Jackson. Like I told everybody tonight, I started out 0-0, now I'm 1-0 under Team Jackson and right now my goal is to just work hard and try to move myself into title contention. Working with Joe Stevenson full-time, we're like brothers now. My confidence grows because of him. He encourages me and I encourage him. Everybody there is just like a big family and just to work with Coach Greg, the best coach in the world, it's awesome. I got turned down by a couple of gyms actually, because people really don't know the real me, they just know what they see out and about, all the bad stuff, but Coach Greg took a chance on me and I won't let him down."

Embattled former Ultimate Fighter 2 contestant and latest addition to the storied Greg Jackson family, Melvin Guillard, reflects on the changes both in his training and in his personal life that helped propel him to a unanimous decision win over Ronnys Torres at UFC 109: "Relentless" from the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Feb. 6. "The Young Assassin" has always held a tremendous amount of potential but never managed to correct the mistakes that led to repeated submission losses to fighters like Joe Stevenson and Nate Diaz. Now with the head training guru taking him in and showing him the light, should we expect to include Guillard's name in the list of 155-pound title contenders in 2011?

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